All Bostons are great, right? And they all deserve a home that fits them perfectly. Sometimes, though, they are works in progress, or diamonds in the rough. They need that special person who can be their forever companion.
That’s the way it is with the NEBTR Bostons featured on this page. Could you be the forever family that each one is looking for?
Meet gorgeous Hooper. He is a “Diamond in the Ruff” because he has been with our trainer in Conn. learning manners and structure. He was surrendered by his family because he has bitten (nipped) a few people that have come into his home. We have been told his bite history seemed to be in guarding his people or yard. He did not get along with the husband in his family and reportedly had bitten him. He does not like strangers in general and was never crated or put away when strangers entered the home.
Now that we know about his past, here is some information from his trainer who he has been with for 5 months.
Hooper is a beautiful 3.5 y/o boy who suffers from a fear of strangers. When he sees a dog or stranger he does not know, he can exhibit aggression. When presented with this fear, he needs help with keeping calm and under control. He responds well when he is calm and it is very important he is that way before meeting new people or dogs. He appreciates five minutes of calm, treats and being kept in control. He is learning to be more confident with manners and structure because a lack of confidence is his biggest issue.
He has improved while in training, so he will need an authority figure in his life who can spend time with him and continue to help him have a happy life. The key point with Hooper, when introduced in a calm and controlled manner, is that he will be able to warm up quickly and be comfortable with strangers. If introduced correctly, he enjoys the company of other dogs.
Hopper is a loving and endearing little guy; once he’s comfortable with you. He has medium to high energy and loves to play ball. He will be a loyal and loving companion with his people. He needs an experienced adopter. No children please due to his bite history.
Hooper is currently in Clinton, Ct. with our trainer and is looking for his forever home – could that be you?
Archie is 5 years old, large and handsome. He was adopted by a very elderly couple who readopted him out; his new owners dropped Archie off at the Atlantic County shelter in NJ where he was quarantined in solitary confinement for 10 days due to biting.
Archie was scheduled to be euthanized when his 10 days were up. NEBTR picked him up before that occurred. He has been with our trainer for several months and for the right person, he is available for adoption.
According to our trainer, Archie is generally a sweet soul, suffering from a lack of trust. He is looking for guidance and wants to do the right thing. His body shows signs of negilect and probably as a result, he does have some food guarding issues that need to be understood. He can be very sensitive to physical touch and feels threatened if handled wrongly. However, Archie is currently learning to accept human touch as positive. He is also working on being respectful of his humans around food and learning to “leave it” when told. He is very good with other dogs and has wonderful dog skills.
Archie is a classic case of a dog that needs empathy from his humans, and someone who can provide rock solid guidance and goals. The rewards will be great; he is an awesome dog with a gentle soul suffering from a lack of trust of people. In return for guidance, he will be a great companion.
No children for this boy and a fenced yard is important for him to play as he is active. He needs a confident person who can give him the time to continue his growth.
Since he is currently with our trainer, several visits will need to be scheduled prior to adoption – consideration to location is important. He is currently in Clinton, CT. and his fee is $450.00
Meet Bronson, a beautiful brindled 3y/o Frenchton.
Bronson is a super smart, strong minded boy with lots of energy. He is food and toy motivated and enjoys ball games. Bronson has a tendency to be dominant at times and guard his resources which is how he found himself in rescue. He can have a dislike of strangers so slow, under control introductions are helpful to ease his fears. Bronson has had a bite history in his past but has been on good behavior since working with the trainer.
He has shown tremendous improvement with his trainer and will be looking for an adopter in a child free home, who is confident, has some experience with all of the above and is willing to have Bronson live by simple rules to keep him happy and balanced. He sometimes has a bossy style of play but on the whole gets along very well with other dogs. Bronson is crate trained and knows his basic obedience commands.
Because Bronson is with our trainer, please bare in mind several visits will be required; he is currently being fostered in Clinton, CT. His adoption fee is $ 500.00.
Hershey is a 4 yo neutered 40lb Boston Terrier mix who was reluctantly surrendered to rescue by a loving family due to severe allergies with one of the children. Because of a biting incident during a vet visit, he was moved to our trainer where he is also learning to control his impulses and gaining some much needed leash manners.
Hershey is a fun loving, high energy boy who seems to get along well with other dogs of all shapes and sizes. He loves to play outside and chase balls. Because he has quite a high prey drive, he can easily become overstimulated so care should be taken when engaging him in play; and it is clear to see that in this state he could nip and jump. For this reason we do not recommend a home with children. His adopters would be confident people with experience or willing to learn. He’s a good boy in the crate and loves food and is very affectionate. Hershey will make a great companion for someone who is willing to continue to work with him.
A fenced in yard is important for this boy who loves to play. If you are looking for a great dog, are willing to put in the time and energy to him, you will have a great companion.
Since he is currently with our trainer, several visits will need to be scheduled prior to adoption – consideration to location is important. He is currently in Clinton, CT. and his fee is $500.00